The Symptoms, Risks, Causes and Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome

Treatment. RLS is treated symptomatically. Finding the cause is the best first step, if possible. Moderate exercise can help. Establishing a regular sleep pattern can also bring good results. Many sufferers find relief of severe symptoms by getting regular leg massages. Heat works for some people, but cold works for others. Try heating pads or an electric blanket wrapped around the legs. Ice packs may also work. There is a vibrating pad on the market that is said to reduce the symptoms. A doctor may try a prescription for the off-label purpose of treating RLS if other treatments do not bring adequate relief.